Constitutional convention bill dies in Senate


A proposal asking Congress to call a constitutional convention to place fiscal limits on the federal government failed to muster enough support to get out of the Senate Thursday.

The resolution received 22 votes, five short of the two-thirds majority needed to gain passage. Even if it had passed, the resolution was a long shot in the House.

Lawmakers were looking to use a provision of the U.S. Constitution to get around an intransigent Congress to call a convention to amend the hallowed document.

Two-thirds of the states need to agree to force a convention. Any constitutional . . .


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